It's a crime. Share it fairly. But don't take a slice of my pie. On this date in 1973, “Dark Side of the Moon” tops US LP chart for one week for Pink Floyd before going on to become longest-running US chart LP of all time. I'll bet that album is STILL on the charts...Here's that great ode to capitalism in 7/4 time, one more time...
Thanks to http://www.bgo-records.com/today/today_in_rock_history.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_%28Pink_Floyd_song%29 for the info, and keep on rockin'!
Monday, April 18, 2011
... gone away from me. It is with a heavy heart that I announce the demise of my blues band, Aces Wild Rockin' Blues Revue. Ace has had to leave the band for health reasons, and I think our guitarist has also left to pursue other projects. For me, Aces Wild just isn't the band I'd want it to be without Ace, so I'm movin' on as well. So enjoy the vid of the band taken in December... I've still got two other bands to enjoy, so I will keep on rockin'!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
… the sincerest form of flattery… or not. Today in rock history, in 1963, "Surfin' U.S.A.," the Beach Boys' thinly veiled rewrite of "Sweet Little Sixteen," enters the Top 40 at a time when Chuck Berry is serving a term in a federal penitentiary for violating the Mann Act. Berry later sues for and receives a co-writing credit on "Surfin' U.S.A." Well, excuuuse me! It’s well known in rock and roll music (and just about everywhere else) that everybody steals from everybody else –for example, I have been known to lift all of my chord progressions for my tunes from Buddy Holly, but then again, I need all the help I can get! Let’s listen to the two back to back and you be the judge! Check out all that (what is now vintage) tweed Fender equipment used by the Beach Boys...and, Chuck Berry with a clarinet solo? Crazy, man! Thanks to http://rockhall.com/story-of-rock/today-in-rock/ for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Today in rock history, in 1969, Pete Quaife (12/31/43-06/23/2010) leaves the Kinks, to be replaced by John 'Nobby' Dalton... and speaking of the Kinks, according to my trusty May issue of Mojo Magazine, there's big Kinks doin's this year - this year seven Kinks LP's get the deluxe reissue treatment and Ray Davies is scheduled to curate the "Meltdown Festival" at London's South Bank on 6 June, opening up the possibility of live Meltdown performances by the Kinks; but Ray and Dave will have to reconcile before then...it could happen...stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy this timeless Kinks classic. Thanks to www.bgo_records.com/today_in_rock_history.com for the info, and keep on rockin'!